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I'm in CT and although it's cold, I caught a bunch of trout last weekend at a river that's kind of near my house.  

Question: do you think I'd be able to catch any at night time, or are they really dormant and inactive at night?  

I need to catch some fish, and I just want to make sure it won't be a total waste of time before driving 50 minutes each way to try to catch some trout in the cold.

If you think I could possibly have any luck, any advice for lures?  I was using little Powerbait minnows that were working great.

Thanks  :)

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Well, it seems to me that rainbows bite all the time, but the big German brown trout feed almost exclusively at night. Two summers ago I had a big night on the White River in north central Arkansas fishing a white X-Rap.

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That's all the encouragement I needed, thanks :)

I'll go out for an hour or as long as I can stand it and let you all know how I did tomorrow on this thread.

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I've never had the chance to fish those BIG browns that they have on the White but I caught a 6lber on the Merced River in Yosemite on a F-7 Rapala, went back out the next night and caught two nice rainbows.  I'm sure you you'll be able to catch some at night out your way.

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Well I didn't get skunked, which is nice.  Went out for about an hour and a half last night and did manage to land one fish, a brown 13-14".  Had a couple others on but lost them, and I realized afterwards it was probably because my hook was dull from getting hung up a couple times on rocks  >:(

That one fish did make the trip worth it though, and I'll be back out there soon enough.  They wouldn't hit the Powerbait forktail minnow, only a curlytail minnow/grub.  

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Next time try the X-Rap. When the browns are actively feeding, fast action is always better than finesse. The original floating Rapala or Countdown are a couple of other lures to consider.

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That's a good idea - I didn't even think of it because I hit 'em up so well the other day on those minnows/grubs.  I have a couple 65 LC Pointers that could do the trick

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